Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid - Naperville Personal Injury Lawyer Illinois Personal Injury Law Firm
Free Consultations: 630-848-9294
No Fee Unless You Win | Phones Answered 24 Hours A Day
1730 Park Street, Suite 209, Naperville, IL 60563
630-848-9294

2 injured after DUI police chase in DuPage County

The speed at which a DuPage County man was driving in Oak Brook, while under the alleged influence of alcohol, was at least double the posted 45 mph speed limit on Butterfield Road. Lombard police say it was only luck that kept the Round Lake Beach driver from causing a fatal car accident on a recent, early Saturday morning.

The 39-year-old drunk driving suspect was clocked driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer at 92 mph along Butterfield Road. Police near Highland Avenue pursued the speeding driver but could not stop him before the Chevy lost control and smashed into another vehicle.

Authorities followed the Trailblazer as it streaked through three traffic lights. The racing car abruptly veered across three traffic lanes at 22nd Street. The Chevy smashed into the back of an Audi.

Three accident victims -- the Audi's occupants, a 27-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, and the driver of the Trailblazer -- were transported to a nearby hospital. The drunk-driving suspect suffered a head laceration still visible at the bond hearing.

Police and media reports did not include the severity or updates of the couples' medical conditions. Authorities did indicate that the accident could have been much "more serious."

An alcohol breath test conducted on the injured, accused driver registered a preliminary reading of 0.27. The BAC reading is more than triple the 0.08 blood alcohol content allowed by state law. Prosecutors dug up a criminal past that showed the suspect was arrested and placed under court supervision for a DUI arrest two years ago.

Crash investigators are still trying to determine just how fast the Trailblazer was moving during the 1 a.m. police chase. Police estimated that the car hit speeds in excess of 100 mph as it zoomed eastbound along Butterfield Road.

A judge set bail for the Round Lake Beach driver at $150,000 and scheduled a follow-up hearing in DuPage County in early May.

Source: dailyherald.com, "Driver charged in high-speed Lombard chase, crash," Josh Stockinger, April 9, 2012

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....-Jeff D.

  • "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....- Dave

  • "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.-Jennifer

  • "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day...-Larry

  • "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.- Tyler D.

  • "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.- Karen K.

  • "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends.-Dan H.

Related Blog Posts

  • Nov 14

    Motor vehicle accidents: 1 killed in crash involving semi

    Due to the substantial increases in size and weight, drivers of commercial vehicles must allow additional time to slow down upon approaching a halt in traffic. Those who fail to allow sufficient time and space to stop run a greater...

    Read More
  • Nov 04

    Did something go wrong when you went to the doctor?

    When you go to the doctor, you expect that the care you receive will help you get better, not make your condition worse. While most doctors are careful and provide adequate care, medical mistakes do happen occasionally. In most cases,...

    Read More
  • Oct 31

    Motor vehicle accidents: Failure to yield prompts major crash

    Failing to yield to oncoming traffic prior to navigating a left turn can be dangerous under any circumstance. Motor vehicle accidents that occur when a vehicle suddenly crosses into the path of another car run the unfortunate chance of placing the...

    Read More

Take Action Now! No Fees Unless You Win!

We’ll review your case at No Cost to You. And, you don’t pay any fees unless we win your case. Contact us today.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Phones Answered 24 Hours A Day No Fees Unless You Win - Call 630-848-9294